Sunday, January 22, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching -- More Vine...

I got a few more pieces of vine done on my Slow Stitching project that is in my to-go bag right now.

But a really fun thing happened while I was stitching one Thursday... I had an adorable admirer in one of the 5th grade classes.  She watched as I made some of my star blocks from my Stars Stripes & Other Things quilt.  She was amazed with the strip pieces in the Homestead Harvest quilt...and the green vines.  She likes to quilt too!  She told me how she loves to cut fabric squares with scissors using a cardboard template and then sew them together.  Be still my heart!  A little later she came back to my desk with this picture that she drew.  I LOVE IT!  I'm framing it and hanging it in my sewing room! (I blocked out her last name...just in case.)  Look how she got the detail of my denim jacket and the green vines!  Sooooo sweet!
I started this project in December, 2016.  Here's a picture of the quilt I'm making.  Should be some fun learning applique for me.
Here's the cover of the book:
Isn't the quilt on the cover spectacular?
I also had time to stitch this little basket and handle for the Pat Sloan Solstice Challenge.
AND exciting news... I FINISHED another WIP.  This started out as a Sunday Slow Stitching project that I threw in my to-go bag (modeled by my helper that is always excited to help cook dinner):

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  You can see all the other wonderful projects participants are linking here.


Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Ah I love the school story and picture ; so sweet! :) enjoy your stitching today :)

Deb A said...

That is so sweet that she made you a picture! Love the littles who love to sew. I had to enlarge the picture - to verify it was Kim Diehl's pattern. Love her quilts and your's is lovely.

piecefulwendy said...

What a fun story and sweet picture! I love Kim Diehl quilts; I have several of her books and I need to get going on one of her designs. Enjoy your stitching! Wendy at

The Cozy Quilter said...

Perfect artwork for your sewing room! You will gain lots of appliqué experience with your new project! Have fun sewing today.

CathieJ said...

Your work is beautiful. It is wonderful to find a child who appreciates your work and is interested in quilting themselves.

gayle said...

Love your new project! I've been trying to resist that book, but you're making it harder!
Such a sweet drawing!